The First Bracket

By Alex on March 20, 2013 at 9:34a

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Urbstache's picture

I like the Florida pick...I think MSU survives Louisville's region.

Urban Warfare

pcon258's picture

How cool of a moment must this be for the team? I'm sure they're used to the spotlight by now, but to have the leader of the free world, POTUS, watching your bball games, complementing your play, must be a pretty cool moment. 

AJW_16's picture

President Obama is usually pretty good with his picks. Glad to have him on the team!

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Alex's picture

Deleted a comment because someone brought up politics already...did you not see the disclaimer????

Firedup's picture

Glad to know that the Pres and I have the same Final Four

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

Unky Buck's picture

Haha, I have the same Final Four in the 11W poll as well.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Riggins's picture

Damn, you guys too?  I thought Florida was a bit of a sleeper.  Guess I'm not unique.

UrbzRenewal's picture

They are ranked #1 in the country by KenPom...

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I don't see it at all, Florida's closest win all year is by ten points over Alabama.  If you can't win tight games, than you probably can't win in the tourney.

armybuckinva's picture

I picked Florida too after looking at KenPom.  I thought it would be a different pick but to my surprise there are a lot of people picking them.

sirclovis's picture

Yep I got the same Final Four as well haha.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Finally some common ground for Barry and I.

Good stuff.

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BucksfanXC's picture

I hope this is a tradition that can continue, and I'm sure Andy Katz feels the same way.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

J.Mo's picture

POTUS must have copied my bracket... I blame the NSA for allowing him access to my ESPN account!
*I have 3/4 he has... I just have 'Cuse over IU.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

The POTUS seems to like OSU in these tourneys.  And why the heck not?  The key now for him is if he poses with three other people to do an "O-H-I-O" picture, make sure he spells it right!  lol

Class of 2010.

ATXbucknut's picture

He's obviously partial to Ohio State.

spqr2008's picture

Whoever those students are need to be banned from OSU, because the first pic they took, they let the President misspell O-H-I-O (they let him be the H, standing in the same position, and the guy to his right was the I, so OIHO).

NC_Buckeye's picture

That's a common mistake for newbies. You have to do it from the photographer's perspective not your own.

Oyster's picture

Or they did it on purpose.  That is a story to tell the grandkids one day.  'Let me tell you what we did to the president when I was in college...'
'I even have a picture to prove it!'

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Colby3333's picture

Here you go.....LOL!

OSUAndy07's picture

To make it worse, that dude on the left has some serious pit stains

"But I'm tryin' Ringo. I'm tryin', real hard, to be the shepherd"

dubjayfootball90's picture

Got NC State Upsetting Indiana.... LETS GO NC STATE!!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

spqr2008's picture

Speaking of politics being banned from comments, is there a reason I keep getting political ads in the banners?  I read a lot of news, so they might be tracking me, but this week it seems like out of the three banner ads 11W displays, one is always political.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Yes, you're being tracked. Not all the ads to the right of the comments are from 11W.

The South will NOT rise again!

spqr2008's picture

I figured that, especially because I keep getting casino ads.  I look up the hours, and the events at the Columbus one once, and bam, casino ads everywhere.

Unky Buck's picture

It's a Google based ad. They can't control that. Right now I'm staring a Subaru ad but I haven't been shopping for cars or even looking at cars online. Sometimes it is random, sometimes it's based on your viewing history.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

if it is based on my view history...i'm surprised there are not more boobies on 11w.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

703Buckeye's picture

The computer thinks I need to start dating women in the 50+ range...

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Unky Buck's picture

Haha, I've been seeing those too. At least I'm not the only one who is seemingly confused. I was like, WTF? Why would I want to do that?

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Oyster's picture

Cougars need love too...

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Unky Buck's picture

So much so that they need their own website...

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Oyster's picture

It would seem you have a 'Non Cougar' fan...
I gave you a prop though!
(and if my memory serves me correctly, Uncle Buck was married to a Cougar.  Just sayin.)

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Unky Buck's picture

She could be.
Thanks for the upvote there. I was expecting a few downvotes given the content, so no worries.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

burkmon's picture

No matter which way he leans, Aaron Craft has got to smile at that shout out.


Hovenaut's picture

He spent enough time in B1G country, he knows what's up.

rickyu22's picture

I like the picks but he said Louisville wrong...come on man! 

703Buckeye's picture

Which way do you propose?

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

tdible2132's picture

The president is all about the chalk when picking the tourney. He stepped a little more on a limb this year, but I picked Florida to go to the Final Four too as did many others. We'll see what happens, gotta love March!

DMcDougal24's picture

Tough to pick UF based on them having lost all single-digit games they played in this year, but I have them in the final four as well. Only difference between me and the POTUS is that I have Sparty going Final Four over Louisville. Why? I have no idea.

thatlillefty's picture

i think it's cool to see the president partake in such a popular American tradition
does anyone remember if Bush did this as well? I don't think so but i could be wrong

William's picture

I don't ever remember Bush doing a bracket. I do remember him throwing the first pitch at the World Series after 9/11 though, and say what you will about his ideologies, homeboy (Bush) threw a nice pitch while wearing a bulletproof vest. 

hodge's picture

He was a relief pitcher at Yale.  Played three games for Yale's freshman baseball team.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

He was a big UT fan, too. Remember more than a few stories relaying when he would watch the Red River Rivalry.

Bucksfan's picture

My bracket, as always, is a sh*tshow.  I'm glad I no longer play for money.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

My bracket has gone Heisenberg. I have Illinois over Miami and Marquette. BREAKING BRANDON PAUL

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Brutus's picture

Saw the title of the buckshot and figured I'd grab some popcorn and come read a barrage of grayed out comments.  It's nice to see that perhaps we're making some progress on when not to write stupid stuff.  As for my bracket, I actually decided not to pick one this year.  Every year, I simply cannot pick against Ohio State so I have them going far and up until last year, I was always wrong.  I believe that I'm a jinx so I figure if I don't pick a bracket, the opposite will happen this year.  Come thank me when we win it all.

ih8rolltyde's picture

I guess I am one of the very few who are high on Kansas. Cuz I'm a homer, I have the Buckeyes taking out Sparty then Kansas to win it all in my bracket. My futures $ is riding on the Jhawks. I think Ben McLemore is the MOP.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT